I often have the opportunity to work with some really fun public events around Portland. This year I’ve been involved with the Portland Tweed Ride organizers’ group and had the opportunity to help them produce some promotional media for their event, starting with a Save the Date card. It seemed like a great way to do some vintage and tweed inspiration for a possible wedding style board. With the way velvet is trending for 2018, I thought it would fun to throw a bit of that in too.
We were able to secure the wonderful Evrim Icoz Wedding Photography to shoot the photos, and Event Cosmetics to handle the hair and makeup. Nea Posey, one of Katherine Sealy’s Event Cosmetics clients, and Jeanie Whitten-Andrews, who had worked with Evrim before, stepped up as models. Event Cosmetics also secured the indoor venue, Oregon Historical Society, for us. Luckily, I owned a great deal of the props and attire in my personal collection, so it wasn’t hard to put together the shoot!
A quick stop by Elephants Deli for some bread, Champagne (actually it was Cremant de Bourgogne — an alternative sparkling wine from a region neighboring Champagne) and glassware; and also Gifford’s Flowers for some blooms to adorn the vintage bikes, and we were all set. I hope you enjoy the photos and our vision! And of course, I hope you’ll join us on the ride on April 8th, 2018. Or just use these photos as an inspiration stepping stone to your own engagement, elopement, or wedding style.
Photography: Evrim Icoz
Models: Nea Posey and Jeanie Whitten-Andrews
Planning and Production: EJP Events
Locations: Oregon Historical Society; and South Park Blocks; Portland, Oregon
Floral: Gifford’s Flowers
Catering: Elephants Deli
1973 Raleigh Sports and 1973 Free Spirit Bicycles: Private collection, Emilynn J. Pumarega
Picnic Blanket: Yakima Camp Blanket in Blue Heather by Pendelton Woolen Mills
Clothing on Nea: Model’s own